Choose Team Real Deal When Buying Your Gear & Memorabilia
Posted on 14 July 2018
Team Real Deal or Team Real Deal
Who doesn’t love a bargain?
If you didn’t put your hand up your arm is broken or you are lying.
We all work hard for our money and in today’s economy we are looking everywhere to stretch that dollar be it for needs or wants.
If you’ve ever been in our Edmonton Store we love to call the #ProAmFanCave on social media you know we do not sell needs.
We sell WANTS!
We’ve been in business since 1989 because we are fans like you.
We proudly sell licensed brands like ’47, adidas, Fanatics and Majestic.
Our history in this business is in signed memorabilia and we have been working with brands like AJ’s, Fanatics, Frameworth, Steiner & Upper Deck, well since our founder Jack Cookson had hair.
During this time we’ve conducted public & private signings with current and former greats including Messier, Gretzky, Howe, Richard, Roy, Selanne and many more.
All items sold Pro Am Sports from our signings have our Hologram on the Item and on Our COA. We do not offer COA’s for items that we do not place our hologram on.
We’ve not worked directly with Connor McDavid, but we’ve been selling his autographs through his exclusive distributors even before Bill Daly flipped the Golden Ticket to reveal the Oilers logo.
Connor McDavid has had two(2) exclusive signed memorabilia deals.
While in junior he signed with AJ Sportsworld of Vaughan Ontario and worked with them through the end of his rookie season with the Oilers in 2015/16.
In the summer of 2016 after his deal had expired he moved to Upper Deck Authenticated of Carlsbad California with whom he had been working with exclusively previously on the trading card side of their business.
McDavid has been exclusive to them ever since.
Upper Deck is concerned about legitimate McDavid autographs and created this awareness video.
No signed Connor McDavid item has ever left our store or been shipped from our warehouse with a Pro Am Sports Certificate of Authenticy (COA) EVER!
All of our Connor McDavid signed merchandise on our website is clearly marked Upper Deck and will deliver with their Hologram and COA.
It has been brought to our attention that there is an individual(s) selling Connor McDavid signed items on Buy & Sell websites bearing no hologram, but delivering with a Pro Am Sports COA.
They have been sold with a story that the seller works for Pro Am Sports and that they are allowed to purchase items at a staff price much lower than retail.
We love our team here, but we do not offer red hot deals to staff below our cost.
Our COAs have fraudulently been associated with these items.
We are not Signature Experts so we do not offer opinions on the legitimacy / authenticity of the items for sale.
The Edmonton Police Service is aware of this situation.
Connor McDavid does sign for the team, corporate partners, fan events like the season seat holder autograph session, and for fans on the street.
We’ve been asked by many that have legitimately received one of these types of autographs to authenticate the signature, and we repeatedly reinforce that we do not offer that service and never have.
Pro Am Sports will be taking steps to change our authenticity program to reduce the possibility that someone can is able to try something like this with our certificates.
We would love you to buy all of your signed and unsigned memorabilia and apparel from Pro Am Sports, but implore you regardless of where you shop to ensure you are buying authentic.
We would ask that while more expensive you choose Team Real Deal over Team Real Deal
Lastly we would ask that you share this blog with others to help educate and hopefully prevent someone from unknowingly making a purchase they will regret.